Monday, August 11, 2014

The Angry Woman Suite


By Lee Fullbright

This intense novel tells a multigenerational story of a complicated family. It is told through different voices over various points in time. Each voice has its own viewpoint, differing greatly but equally important.

We are first introduced to Elyse. She tells the difficult story of her childhood. Much of her early years revolve around her stepfather, Francis. Francis is a renowned musician and very complicated man.

The second voice in this dark saga is Francis. Raised by women with strong, distinct personalities, Francis is at odds with his own childhood. This affects him on many levels. He becomes an angry, self-absorbed, complex man with numerous issues, including perhaps those of entitlement.

The third strong voice in this multilayered drama is Aidan, a trusted family friend and mentor to Francis. Aidan’s journal tries to explain events and relationships objectively. He knows many truths and has kept them for many years.

There are many other interesting characters in this heartbreaking novel, including the “Angry Woman”. Her role is another important layer, tying together many twists and turns.

Dysfunction runs deep in this mosaic of emotional characters. The author is detailed and thorough. She laces each entangled history with betrayal, feuds, secrets, and other dark facets of real life. As in real life, answers don’t always come easy and some secrets are better left alone. 

Lee Fullbright has written a novel that will both haunt you and leave you thinking.

9 comments:

  1. This sounds worth checking out. I rather like the various voices and thoughts throughout too, very interesting.

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  2. P.s. I just adore Stella's face! What a cutie, as she watches from the computer at us!

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  3. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy. Thanks for the recommendation, my friend!

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  4. Hmmmmmm. Not sure. You know me. Maggie P. What do YOU think??? <3<3<3

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  5. It sound like an interesting combination of mystery and intrigue.
    Could also make a good movie.
    Thanks for the review.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  6. sounds interesting. I like stories about deep, dark and complicated characters. Sounds like a bit of a mystery too.

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  7. Oh my...it sounds dangerously good.

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  8. Thanks so much for the read and review! You write beautifully. ~Lee

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  9. My family, like so many others, is totally dysfunctional, and though this novel sounds quite interesting, it is one I should probably pass up for more uplifting and happier reads. Thanks for the review, Janet

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